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April 1, 2011

UMBC’s Stephanie Pully Receives Inaugural Student Award for Civic Engagement

Dinah Winnick
Communications Manager
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

UMBC's Stephanie Pully '12, environmental science and history, has been named the first recipient of the new Student Award for Civic Engagement at the 2011 Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference. Pully, a service-learning intern with the Shriver Center, has requested that her monetary award, sponsored by the Brotman Financial Group, be given to the College Gardens Youth Program, where she previously served as a volunteer. College Gardens is an after school tutoring and enrichment program for local students that promotes collaboration, teamwork and artistic expression. After graduation in May 2012, Pully plans to work in a youth- or teaching-focused career in environmental science.

The conference—first hosted at UMBC by Lori Hardesty and the students at the Shriver Living Learning Center—is coordinated by the Baltimore Collegetown Network, Maryland Campus Compact and Shriver Center at UMBC. Stevenson University will host this year’s conference, “Journeys through Service: Passports to Change,” on April 9. It will include the session “Inside Out: Social Justice Leadership through Campus and Community Engagement," led by education faculty Sue Small and Vicki Williams; students Laura Lewis, Erin McGuire and Lawrence Slusky; and Shriver Center Service-Learning Program Coordinator Clare Greene. Shriver Peaceworker Program Director Joby Taylor will present “Launching a Baltimore College Peace Network: Starting Our Journey Together" and sophomore Yasmin Radbod will present “Animals, Earth, and You!"

Posted by dwinnick at April 1, 2011 3:35 PM